Dave Hanes’ R.C.A.F. CHRISTMAS CARDS 1939-1980 illustrates not only the wide variety of card designs chosen for Christmas cards by RCAF units in the years of WWII and beyond the integration of the Canadian Forces, and occasionally by individual members of the RCAF, 273 different cards in all, but in the process it also provides a kaleidoscope of over 120 photos and drawings of aircraft used by the RCAF between 1939 and 1980. 2020, Spiral bound, 294 pages, 8.5 × 11”, colour. ISBN: 978-1-989280-15-7. Stock # B4h106-1.
Dave Hanes joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1961 and retired in 1986 after 25 years of moving from coast to coast, plus two tours with NATO in Germany. Upon being posted to Camp Borden after returning from Germany in 1979, Dave moved up from general stamp collecting to the Postal History of Camp Borden from its beginning in 1916 to modern days. His Postal History of Camp Borden 1916 – 2016 was published as BNAPS Exhibit series # 96 in 2017. Dave’s first Christmas themed book, Letters from Santa, was published by BNAPS in early 2020.